A stunning coastline stretching fifty kilometres in Italy's Campania region, the Amalfi Coast is famous for its pastel coloured fishing villages clinging onto its cliff side, its rugged shoreline dotted with pretty beaches and its lemon groves, helping to produce the much loved Limoncello liqueur.
UNESCO has declared this stunning region as a World Heritage Site due to it being an "outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape with exceptional cultural natural scenic values resulting from its dramatic topography and historical evolution."
Explore the Amalfi Coast either on foot with a guided hike, by private vehicle with a guide or, in our opinion the best way to spend one's time is by boat, taking you to places only accessible on the water. Indulge in the history of the region's towns; Villa Rufolo in Ravello is a must see, as is the Amalfi Cathedral, and of course Sorrento - the town which claims right to Limoncello!
Within reach from the Amalfi Coast is of course Pompeii, a town buried in ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, creating what is now one of the most impressive, and certainly most famous, archaeological sites in the world. Also well worth a visit is Herculaneum. Located on the coast, just 5 miles south of Naples, this coastal town was also buried by the same eruption as Pompeii and visitors enjoy dramatic views out over the sea whilst discovering the well-preserved excavated ruins.
The islands of Capri and Ischia can also be accessed from the Amalfi Coast. The tiny island of Capri has become one of the most glamorous and famous places in the whole of Italy, attracting the rich and famous with it's picture perfect setting, designer shops and wonderful hotels. Nearby larger Ischia is more low key and a stunning island to visit, especially for spa lovers. The volcanic island has natural, mineral-rich thermal waters and this combined with an air of complete authenticity still remaining in the villages in particular.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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April - November - Ravello Arts Festival
May - A wonderful time to visit gardens throughout Italy as flowers begin to bloom
May (last weekend) - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars)
August (mid) - Dawn concert in Ravello
August - Ferragosto parties throughout Italy on the country’s biggest holiday
September / October - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) during the harvest
September - November - Sagre season, food and wine fairs throughout Italy
Late October / early November - Olive Oil Harvest throughout many regions of Italy
December - Christmas markets in many towns
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